JD / MPH Dual Degree



All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 

Term Application Deadline Link to Application
Fall June 1 Application


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All applicants to the dual degree programs must apply and be accepted into each program separately.  Applicants are evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes.  The College of Public Health application requirements include the following:

  • Completion of the College of Public Health application and submission of an application fee.
  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
    • FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course by course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.  The preferred services are: World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Other services approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will also be accepted. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photo static copies are provided, the copies  must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters must be on professional/institutional letterhead and signed).
  • A one page personal statement describing the applicant’s:
    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health
    • Career objectives
    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program
  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
  • A one-page personal statement.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites:
The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a statistics course, differential calculus, integral calculus, algebra or a more advanced mathematics course taken within five years of program application.

Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites:
The student must have successfully completed the following courses: two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics, and one semester of college level math.

Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites:
The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a college-level statistics course, differential calculus and integral calculus.


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  • Official transcripts – All official transcripts must be submitted from each college/university attended. If courses have been transferred from one institution to another, the original transcript from both institutions must be submitted. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution you attended to UNMC at the address below:

UNMC College of Public Health
Office of Educational Services
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4359

  • Official Score Reports – Applicants must submit evidence of completion for any tests  required by the program to which they are applying, including GRE and TOEFL. All official score reports must be sent directly to UNMC using the Institution Code of 6896 and the Department Code of 0616
  • International Applicants - Transcripts from non-US institutions need to be verified by the World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). A course-by-course transcript evaluation is required.

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Contact Educational Services
Office of Educational Services
UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
EMAIL: coph@unmc.edu
Phone: 402-552-9867
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